Another acquisition in the world of payments – ACI adds Distra to its portfolio

ACI Worldwide today announced that they have acquired Australia based payments software provider Distra Pty Ltd for a sum of USD $48.75 million in cash. This is ACI’s second big acquisition in the market this year after completing a deal with S1 Corporation back in

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Has the disruptive change created a perfect storm for Processors?

In our estimation there are somewhere in the region of 700 banks looking to change their payments infrastructure. This change has been driven by the M&A activity of banks, processors and payments vendors, leading payments solutions attracting “maturity” status and the pace of innovation within

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The challengers have arrived

For the last 30 years the payments acquiring market has been dominated by three products: BASE24, Postilion and Connex and the suppliers behind them (ACI, S1 and FIS). However the times are changing and for these vendors is it tanks on the lawn time? Following

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Disruptive Change in the Payments Industry

For many years the payments industry has been largely stable and predictable; today the industry is changing at a pace never seen before. Historically industries such as Telecoms and Automotive have experienced very similar change described as “The Disruptive Change Cycle”. Essentially the dynamics of

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